Shut down Virus in Windows XP?

November 2, 2010 at 04:46:04
Specs: Windows XP, Dual Core
I have a problem in my Windows XP PC that it shuts down on its own after running for half an hour to 2 hours. I guess it was the download of 2 GB file that has caused some virus to enter my PC. Please suggest the best way for getting rid of this problem.

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November 2, 2010 at 04:54:05

If you are familiar with registry you can do the following alterations.. however be careful if you are completely ignorant of windows registry go for online computer support...

1. Open the registry editor on your computer. Go to the "Run" command in the "Start" menu, type "regedit" and press "Enter." Some shutdown viruses can deny you access to the registry editor. In this case, download and install an alternate registry editor and open it.

2. Make a copy of your registry, especially if you are using the computer's main registry editor. Editing anything in the registry is dangerous and can damage the computer. Go to "Start," "Programs," "Accessories," "System Tools" and "System Restore." Choose "create a Restore Point" and follow all instructions the dialogue box gives you.

3. Search the registry keys within "HKEY_CURRENT_USER." Look for autorun keys that include "shutdown," "pc off" or something similar within the data name. Delete these registry keys by right-clicking on them, selecting "Modify" and clicking "Delete."

Open your computer's "Program Files" folder. Search for EXE files that appear related to the shutdown virus--they will very likely have the same "shutdown-pc off" title. Delete these files and immediately clear your "Recycling Bin."

5. Open your "Task Manager" by inputting "taskmgr.exe" in the "Run" command. Go to the "Processes" tab and search for the processes with the same names as the deleted files. Right-click these processes and select "End Process" to kill them.

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November 2, 2010 at 04:59:55
shutting down is usually a sign of overheating. Open the case and blow out all the components and fans,etc by using cans of compressed air.

You also may want to run memtest to see if your ram is ok.
The next option could be a failing power supply.

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